It is essential and it is the goal to involve the parents in the process of intervention through training and rehabilitation. This task is performed by people trained by specialists in the field of home visiting and supervised by a special educator. During these visits, specific educational targets are worked on and parents are asked to carry out meaningful activities during one week using games/toys (provided by the center).This substantial service covers goals in the following five domains (dimensions) and skills: Communication/ Language/Literacy, Social Emotional Development, Exploration/ Approaches to Learning, Purposeful Motor Activity, Sensory Organization.
Therapy sessions are performed at the center (Where goals of such sessions are set according to the child needs and competencies)and include; speech-language therapy, psychomotor therapy, physical therapy, behavior therapy, child and family psychological counseling. The therapy type and frequency session are set according to the results of the assessment done earlier.
Sessions’ content and implementation mode as well as home visits are recorded in the child’s file to be discussed with the team in weekly meetings and to prepare material for future research.
IFSPis drafted consequent to the meetings; four to six weeks after the launch of the MER. Clear measurable goals are set for a period of six months, and a meeting is scheduled to include the family, being an essential partner, the early intervention process. This program, which is assessed and drafted every six months for each child, interprets the goals achieved by the child through therapy, so that the unachieved goals are identified and other new goals are formulated.
In many cases, cooperation takes place with the child's nursery, school or center in order to share information regarding the child’s therapy plan, to collect helpful data in relation to the therapy and to propose suggestions.
The social worker follows up with the child’s relatives in case a social problem is observed by the team; furthermore, group sessions and meetings are organized at the center for the child’s relatives to address many topics that are significant and beneficial for the families.